ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have traded receiver Ryan Switzer and a sixth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round pick.
Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that the trade means Dwayne Harris will start the season as Oakland’s kick and punt returner.
The Raiders originally acquired Switzer in a deal from Dallas for 2016 second-round pick Jihad Ward. Switzer fell behind other receivers on Oakland’s depth chart and became expendable.
Switzer played 16 games as a rookie for Dallas in 2017. He averaged 25 yards per kickoff return, ranking third. He also returned a punt for a TD.
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